A Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation

This effort is supported by our diocese, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut.  (For a brief history of how we’ve come to this work in our life together, see the section at the bottom of the page).  To learn more about our efforts together as a diocese, go to https://www.episcopalct.org/season-of-racial-healing-justice-and-reconciliation/

This page will be updated regularly with the new information, denoted by * (an asterisk)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Rev. Whitney Altopp.  Please also contact her if you would like to engage in civil discourse on these topics,. 

Webinars and Podcasts

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hir2GcOxD8I&feature=youtu.be




Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BY9UEewHw

*Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources


*Black National Convention August 28 at 7:00 pm


* Members of our Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation Ministry Network have shared these resources with us, and we thought you might find them useful as we all continue to acknowledge and confront systemic racism, white supremacy, and anti-black bias in our nation and in The Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

‘Black people in America are scared,’ says LeBron James after Jacob Blake shooting
LeBron James said his “emotions are all over the place” after the shooting of Jacob Blake. Read in CNN: https://apple.news/A86SWo3A7SW2ul3cI24cb7w


“Whiteness thrives in darkness,” Coates writes. “So it was with the slave narrative. So it is with the cell phone.” https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2020/08/ta-nehisi-coates-editor-letter

Reuters: From health care to education, how systemic racism affects Black Americans

How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives. From birth to death, Black people face systemic disadvantages in American life more than 150 years after slavery was abolished. Read in Reuters: https://apple.news/ADHsEFKRXQtmpKl42AQbDOA

How to be anti-racist: Speak out in your own circles
You can fight racism by being the change you want to see, understanding microaggressions, speaking up against racist remarks in your own circles and listening to your black friends. Read in CNN: https://apple.news/ARAQ3nuleQj2BGExzTELv-A

Selected Resources for Personal and Group Study

(these are books except where noted)

* Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources


Awakening to Racism

Essays on Living with Racism

Race and the Legal System

U.S. History and Race

Race and Housing

Race and Religion

Race and Education


Film and reading-based dialogue series

A Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation- a brief history

For the full text of each of the items below, please see the PDF document linked here.

Decisions at our General Convention, a national gathering of every Episcopal Diocese every three years.

Decisions made at our Diocesan Convention, an annual gathering of all Episcopal churches in Connecticut

An Examen for Racism from the Society of Jesus